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School Counselor Named National Counselor of the Year Semi-Finalist

Beverly Anderson
Beverly Anderson, school counselor at Bearden High School, has been named a 2015 American School Counselor Association (ASCA) School Counselor of the Year semi-finalist. Anderson is one of 16 semi-finalists across the nation to receive this honor. As part of Anderson’s recognition, she will attend a White House recognition ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama on Jan. 30, 2015, and a School Counselor of the Year Gala at Washington’s historic Union Station. The recognition ceremony will be streamed live; streaming details should be posted on the ASCA website on Jan. 30.
 
“It is so exciting to have the White House recognize the importance of school counselors,” said Anderson, “especially on the heels of the President’s visit to Knoxville to announce America’s College Promise modeled after Tennessee Promise. There are many exemplary school counselors right here in our district, and I am one of those fortunate folks who gets to say every day, ‘I love what I do’,” she said.
 
Anderson has served students in the Knox County Schools for nine years, the last seven at Bearden High School.